The forecast for Mt. Rainier is looking good. The 14,409 foot active volcano located just over 50 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington is slated to receive a whopping 164 inches of snow in the next four days. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from now until Monday evening the mountain will be blanketed in stormy and windy conditions. Four to eight inches of precipitation and wind speeds of over 65 mph have been forecasted. See the official NOAA statement below.
“A pair of frontal systems with a significant tap of Pacific moisture will move through western Washington this weekend. They will bring heavy rain at times with the mountains receiving 4 to 8 inches of precipitation with locally higher amounts possible near Mount Rainier. Snow levels will remain high through Saturday before falling on Sunday as a cool upper level trough digs into the region. In addition to the precipitation, windy conditions at times are expected for much of the region.” – NOAA Seattle, WA